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Characters in Context (CiC): Literary Circle

Is an informal, inter-departmental literary circle for faculty and students. Organized by graduate students in the Department of Germanic Studies, CiC will host lectures and poetry readings intended to contribute to and enrich the university's cultural program. Presentations will (as a general rule) be held in English, in order to include and attract participants from a variety of disciplines. The focus of the Circle is primarily literary, but presentations on other cultural topics are equally welcome. Sessions often lead to a Happy Hour at the Cactus Café. All interested are cordially invited to participate in meetings. Feel free to spread the word.



CiC presents its Fall, 2000, lecture series:

"EXPERIENCING — REFLECTING — READING — WRITING"

Friday, 10/20/00 at 3:00 p.m.:

Marike Janzen: "Between the Pedagogical and the Performative: Identity Formation, Public Narratives, and Social Criticism in Anna Seghers' Überfahrt"

Friday, 10/27/00 at 3:00 p.m.:

Michael Connor: "Anton Reiser: A Middle-Class Sisyphus"

Tuesday, 10/31 (time TBA):

Halloween Poetry Reading

 

All events will take place in the Conference Room (4.104) of E.P. Schoch.

For questions or comments, please contact Nike Arnold (nikearnold@mail.utexas.edu) or Agnieszka Nance (nance@texas.net).



After commemorating Goethe's 250th Birthday (Spring 1999) and dealing with literary and cultural movements coinciding with the Turns of the Centuries (Fall 1999), the UT Literary Circle Characters in Context announces its Spring 2000 lecture series entitled History / Fiction / Theory. All sessions will be held on Fridays at 3:00 pm at EPS 4.104 (Conference Room).

 HISTORY / FICTION / THEORY




Fall 1999 Lecture Schedule


Spring 1999 Lectures

GOETHE'S 250th BIRTHDAY


1st Lecture: WO EREIGNEN SICH DIE FARBEN?
- Goethe's "Theory of Colour" -
(in German)
Lars Gustafsson, Jamail Distinguished Professor in the Plan II Honors Program
February 26 (Fr), 4:30, Reading Gallery (EPS 4.102B)


2nd Lecture: MEASURING THE ETERNAL FEMININE
- Some Thoughts on Meter & Gender Politics in Goethe's Verse -
(in English)
Hubert Heinen, Germanic Studies
March 10 (Wed), 4:30, Conference Room (EPS 4.104)


3rd Lecture: FAUSTS WEG VON WORT ZU TAT
- Goethes Drama im Lichte seiner Naturphilosophie -
(in German)
Erol Boran, Germanic Studies
March 31 (Wed), 4:30, Conference Room (EPS 4.104)


Special!!! GOETHE PARTY
- Poetic, Dramatic, and Musical Works by Goethe -
April 9 (Fr), 8:00 pm, LOCATION TBA


4th Lecture: "...EIN UNGEHEURER KONFEKTAUFSATZ"
- Goethe's Willkuerkritik in seinem Roman "Die Wahlverwandtschaften" -
(in German)
Yvonne Wuebben, Germanic Studies
April 16 (Fr), 4:30, Conference Room (EPS 4.104)


5th Lecture: GOETHE'S "NOTEN UND ABHANDLUNGEN ZU BESSEREM VERSTAENDNIS DES WEST- OESTLICHEN DIVANS"
- A Critique of Goethe's Image of Arabic Culture -
(in English)
Nina Berman, Professor of Germanic Studies
May 5 (Wed), 4:30, Conference Room (EPS 4.104)


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